Each of the 56 single-family detached homes to be built at this new Fontana community will be topped by a 2.3-kW integrated solar roof tile system, designed and installed by PD Solar, a division of Petersen-Dean Roofing Systems. The rooftop solar system and other energy efficiency and green features built into the homes are expected to lower utility costs by 40 to 50 percent.
”By going solar and adopting a broad array of energy and green features, we are able to significantly reduce utility costs, conserve natural resources and protect our environment, all while improving the quality of life to be enjoyed by those who live in our homes,” said Hal Woods, the president of CenterStone Communities.
“Solar is a proven technology and with decades of experience, we know the benefits and savings are real,” said Jim Petersen, president of Petersen-Dean Roofing Systems. Based in Northern California, where the company has been installing integrated solar roof systems for the past 30 years, Petersen-Dean is particularly pleased to be bringing its expertise to Southern California and into the largest county in the state – San Bernardino County.
Unlike other new home communities where solar is offered as an extra-cost option, the PD Solar Roofing System is a standard, fully warranted feature in every home at Harmony at CenterStone Estates. Depending on usage, the 2.3 kW solar systems are estimated to provide 30 percent or more of a family of four’s power needs.